At bat today: more worthy entries from our Washington Nationals poetry contest. Remember that these poems are best when read out loud, ideally while holding a daffodil in one hand and an overpriced ballpark beer in the other.
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_____By John Kelly_____
A Game of Inches and Iambic Feet (The Washington Post, Mar 31, 2005)
Mixing Love and Baseball (The Washington Post, Mar 30, 2005)
Giving a Voice to Reflux (The Washington Post, Mar 29, 2005)
Answer Man: The Image of a Bad Driver (The Washington Post, Mar 28, 2005)
John Kelly's Washington Live (Live Online, Apr 1, 2005)
John Kelly's Washington Live (Live Online, Mar 25, 2005)
John Kelly's Washington Live (Live Online, Mar 18, 2005)
To get our summer fix
Of pricey beers and lusty cheers
And boys with balls and sticks.
We've monuments tall, round and flat
Of every stone and hue
And now that 34 years have passed
D.C.'s back in red, white and blue.
Hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack
Just a few of baseball's pleasures
We now can treasure the Nationals
As one of our national treasures.
-- Terry Gormley, Rockville